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Capitol Reef National Park Vegetation Mapping Project - Spatial Vegetation Data

Vegetation Inventory


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This polygon feature class represents vegetation communities mapped at Capitol Reef National Park to an alliance or association level, depending on the photo signature. The polygons were generated using guidelines set by the Standardized National Vegetation Classification System (October 1995). Original lines were drawn on-screen using the DOQs collected in June of 2002 as a base map. Hard copy 9X9 photography was used for photo interpretation. Traditional image interpretation cues were used to develop the polygons, such as shape, size, pattern, tone, texture, color, and shadow. Additional data layers were used in aiding the interpretation, such as slope, hydrology, geography, and ground-collected vegetation information. The minimum [...]


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This polygon layer represents vegetation communities found in Capitol Reef National Park. The intended use of all data in the park's GIS library is to support diverse park activities including planning, management, maintenance, research, and interpretation.

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